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19 May 2016 - New version of conference programme now available

03 March 2016 - Please note that the The BIC/SWIFT code for payment is CRGEITGG106. It has been added to the registration form so please use the new registration form to enrol. If you use the BIC/SWIFT, please remember to state that payment is for CONVEGNO METAPHOR - DLCM + YOUR SURNAME.

18 February 2016 - New payment details. Since we have experienced problems with our bank account, we have changed the payment details in the conference registration form. Please download the new registration form and use the new IBAN and bank name for payment. Participants who have already paid their fees through the old IBAN should not make their bank transfers again. We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your kind cooperation.

12 February 2016 - Given the number of proposals submitted to the Scientific Committee, the conference will begin on the morning of Friday, May 20th, with registration starting at 8.30 a.m.
The conference will end around 18.00 on Sunday, May 22nd and the excursion to LE CINQUE TERRE will take place on Monday 23rd.

20th - 22nd May, 2016


Welcome to the homepage of the ADVANCES IN METAPHOR STUDIES conference, which will be held under the auspices of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures of the University of Genoa from 20th May to 22nd May 2016.

The conference language is English, but sessions will also take place in French, German and Spanish, provided a minimum of four papers are offered in a language.

The publication will be in English.

This website will be regularly updated with important conference information over the coming months.

A post-conference excursion to Le Cinque Terre or other scenic destination will be offered provided a minimum of 45 participants is reached.

plenary speakers

  • Prof. Richard Trim, University of Toulon

    Non-conventional metaphors in comparative literature: individual psychology in the LOVE IS DEATH mapping

    Bio | Publications | Abstract

  • Prof. Andrew Goatly, University of Lingnan

    Metaphor, cognition and (false) logic

    Bio | Publications | Abstract

  • Prof. Zoltan Kovecses, University of Budapest

    Metaphor: the literal vs figurative debate

    Bio | Publications | Abstract

  • Prof. Michele Prandi, University of Genoa

    The difference between metaphor and metonymy in the light of conceptual conflicts

    Bio | Publications | Abstract

  • Prof. Javier Valenzuela Manzanares, University of Murcia

    The flexibility of conceptual mappings: evidence from psycholinguistics and multimodal corpora

    Bio | Publications | Abstract


The venue will be the Department of Educational Sciences